Police ask for dispersal order in March to crack-down on anti-social behaviour this weekend
A dispersal comes into force now in March and will run for the whole weekend in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.
The move was requested by the local neighbourhood team and will allow officers to remove individuals from the area if they suspect that the behaviour of that person has contributed or is likely to contribute to members of the public being harassed, alarmed or distressed or will contribute to the occurrence of crime or disoRoader.
Officers have been assigned to patrol the area covered by the dispersal and having this power will give them an effective and proportionate means of dealing with groups that wish to ruin the weekend for genuine members of the public who are out to enjoy themselves or are simply doing some shopping.
Anyone who is dispersed will also receive a follow up visit from the local team who will instigate longer term measures to address that person's behaviour if it is required and proportionate.
The authority will run from 1pm till 11.3opm today (Friday), and then again at the same times tomorrow and Sunday.
The area covered by the dispersal is the area outlined by St Peters along the high street to Burrowmoor Road, along Burrowmoor Road onto Gaul Road, Oxbow Crescent, along Westend park boundary onto West End down onto Brooks Road, Dartford Road, Creek Road, Lambs Place, Nene Parade across the river to Elwyn Road, St Peters Road back to the High street.